THIS SIDE OF THE GRAVE
A Night Huntress Novel, Book 5
February 22, 2011
Rating: 4 Cups
A white wedding it was not, but Cat Crawfield will never, for all eternity, regret her marriage to Bones. Their connection goes beyond the physical, and the strength that gives her will be tested in the days and weeks to come.
Seeing Cat hurt is more painful than the purest silver dagger to Bones’ heart. Her uncle’s illness is devastating, but the war on the horizon will wait for no one.
Cat must put aside the anger, resentment, and pain of not being told just how sick Don was and get on with her job. Apollyon is amassing an army of ghouls to start a war with vampires, and he is using Cat’s unique abilities and make-up as a springboard for his uprising. Cat and Bones go to the only ghoul they know capable of putting a stop to this, but if she is on Apollyon’s side, not even the ancient vampire masters will be strong enough to stop them. The crushing weight of sorrow compounded with the threat of an all out vampire/ghoul war has one positive effect on Cat, but what will that mean for her and Bones?
The heart breaks for Cat as she accepts the fate of her uncle Don, and Ms. Frost draws the readers in with her moving and expressive account of his final hours. You feel Cat’s pain and helplessness, but the support that Bones gives her during this time is just as moving. Cat still has her moments of acting before she thinks, but her foils and fumbles are wonderfully quirky additions to her personality. If I could ask for more, it would be to know Bones’ thoughts and feelings as well as we know Cat’s.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More